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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Three hours after being arrested by Louisville police after an incident driving into Valhalla Golf Club and charged with second-degree assault of a police officer Friday, world No. 1 Scottie Scheffler was released and arrived at the course at 9:12 a.m., less than an hour before his 10:08 a.m. tee for the second round of the PGA Championship.

Traffic at the course was snarled because of a crash that killed a pedestrian. ESPN’s Jeff Darlington, who witnessed Scheffler’s arrest, reported Scheffler attempted to drive around the halted traffic when an officer told him to stop.

ESPN reported Scheffler attempted to continue driving another 10-20 yards. When he did stop, a police officer asked Scheffler to exit his vehicle. Darlington reported the police officer opened the car door and placed the 27-year-old in handcuffs and in the back of a police car. Video shows Scheffler in handcuffs being escorted by two officers.

Scheffler was booked at 7:28 a.m. and charged with second-degree assault of a police officer, third-degree criminal mischief, reckless driving and disregarding traffic signals from an officer directing traffic.

Scheffler’s original tee time was 8:48 a.m. Because of the death Friday morning, all tee times were delayed one hour and 20 minutes, pushing Scheffler’s tee time to 10:08 a.m. ESPN then reported at 8:38 a.m. that Scheffler was released and heading to the course.

Scheffler, the defending Masters champ and and winner of four of his last five starts, shot an opening-round 67 to enter Friday tied for 12th place.



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